COOL: A plugin that lets you stalk your email contacts

February 9, 2015
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I’m a big fan of validation. I’m one of those people who likes to know people have read my texts. When I found Sidekick – a plugin that allows you to track the precise moment people open your emails, I couldn’t resist. For a month now, I’ve been getting a little notification in the right […]

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COOL: Easter’s good innit?

April 25, 2014
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Now that we’ve all had a few days to adjust back to whatever  fresh hell we were drowning in before the world stood still for a bit last week, can we talk about Easter for a minute? I just spent 5 days in the English countryside with my future  in-laws celebrating the resurrection of our lord jesus christ, […]

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COOL: First dates / UNCOOL: Michel Roux Jnr

March 20, 2014
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Last week a friend introduced me to First Dates… Why I wasn’t watching it before is a mystery. I think I heard about it and assumed it was scripted!? If there’s one thing that makes my chin twitch it’s actors playing awkward, nervous people looking for love. That’s what reality TV’s there for guys! And […]

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UNCOOL: SAGA (you kill me Saga)

January 28, 2014
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Eight episodes in, 20 murders still unsolved, and I couldn’t give a septic toss  who done it… I’m far more interested in Saga. These days, most nights, I’m pulling my hair out  shouting at the telly: “SAGA. WHAT IN DESIGNER DANISH FURNITURE’S FANNY IS WRONG WITH YOU?????????” She’s the most interesting, sociopathic female detective on […]

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UNCOOL: Dappy

January 14, 2014
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Why has Dappy’s violent sexist behaviour towards Luisa Zissman been brushed under the carpet? … and who with a milimeter of sense calls their kid Dappy anyway? Why not – SEXisty? Or – Stoopidy?  Or Crybaby?  Whoever the illusive naming genius is, you better be careful not to bring her up in conversation unless you […]

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COOL: Being spontaneous and not doing dry january because it’s dull

January 8, 2014
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Oliver Davy on how to avoid the beginning of year slump … If you buy into the collective malaise, January is a miserable time of year. Everyone’s fat and poor and ugly and the Christmas holidays already seem like a distant memory. Adding salt to the wound is the guff washing over social media like […]

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COOL: Young Beyonce eye rolls young Kelly R

January 3, 2014
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  Finally. Proof we weren’t imagining it… https://vine.co/v/hVYvJLih90P

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UNCOOL: You Kanye West. You.

November 28, 2013
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In this topsy turvy old world where people post pics of their newborns still slathered in uterus goo, thankfully there is still cool to be found in pretty much everything and everyone. Even Leicester Square. But not Kanye West. In an inevitable twist of showbiz fate, the next lunatic to join 50 cent, unpaid internships […]

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COOL: Masterchef is Michelin Star TV

November 22, 2013
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Christ I love Masterchef. I just hope it never ends. Like I just hope Gregg doesn’t leave, but this latest series has seen less involvement from him. I just hope he hasn’t lost interest. How could he? Masterchef gets better ratings than the soaps! Plus, Monica is on better form than ever. I just hope […]

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UNCOOL: Unpaid Internships. Does passion mean a job?

October 25, 2013
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Is it about the money? Of course not. It’s about making it count. But if you don’t feel  encouraged, inspired or in lots of cases, welcome – making it count is pretty hard to do. Passion may have got some unpaid interns entry-level jobs a few years ago, but it doesn’t anymore.  Maybe because working […]

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